Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:
Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!
He breaketh me with breach upon breach; he runneth upon me like a mighty man.
He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
Even to-day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
As it passeth through it shall take you; for morning by morning shall it pass through, by day and by night; and it shall be terror only to understand the report.
Courier runneth to meet courier, and messenger to meet messenger, to announce to the king of Babylon that his city is taken from end to end;
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, whom Jehovah hath afflicted in the day of his fierce anger.
And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places; yet ye have not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.
And his sons went and made a feast in the house of each one on his day; and they sent and invited their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
If thy children have sinned against him, he hath also given them over into the hand of their transgression.
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread;
Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all:
All things come alike to all: one event to the righteous and to the wicked, to the good, and to the clean, and to the unclean, to him that sacrificeth and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.